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Wendy S. Kinney, 74, Scio


Wendy S. KINNEY, 74, of Scio, NY, died Friday, January 27, 2023 in Jones Memorial Hospital after a long fight with cancer.  Born December 7, 1948, in Cuba, she was the daughter of Jack and Shirley Taber Burr.  On August 2, 1969, in Immaculate Conception Church, Wellsville, she married Jack W. Kinney, who survives. 

A graduate of Scio Central School and Continental School of Beauty in Olean, she was employed by LaGra Salon in Wellsville and the U.S. Postal Service in Scio.  She retired after serving as Scio Town Clerk.  Wendy was a member of First United Methodist Church in Scio, member and past president of Scio Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, and was a past Cub Scout Master for Pack 746.  She was an avid Bills Fan, “Go Bills!” 

Surviving besides her husband of 53 ½ years, Jack, are:  three children, Keven (Lisa) Kinney of Lady Lake, FL, Jeffrey (Dominique) Kinney of Bolivar, and Michele (Andrew) Astry of Noblesville, IN;  seven grandchildren;  a great-grandson;  two sisters, Cheryl (Richard) Holden of Hamburg and Pam Carapella of Westfield;  a brother, Jack Burr of Palm Springs, CA;  several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Gail Rounsville. 

Friends may call at OLNEY-FOUST Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville on Friday, February 3, 2023 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.  Burial will be in Burrville Cemetery, Caneadea on May 27, 2023.  Memorials may be made to Burrville Cemetery, c/o Allegany First F.C.U., P.O. Box 300, Filmore, NY 14735 or Scio Volunteer Fire Department, 3459 CR 10, Scio, NY 14880.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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